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Get the Inside Scoop on Credit Scores and Mortgages

Credit scores are also referred to as FICO scores. FICO scores are tabulated by the FICO company and the scores that this company produces definitely have an impact on consumers when they want to get mortgages. Lenders utilize FICO scores in order to assess the amount of risk that they’ll take on if they decide […]

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Single Parents And Mortgages – Is It possible?

When you go through a breakup, you will find that it leads to a lot of upheaval in your life. You might have to move out of your family home, and you could find that you are back at square one when it comes to finding a place to buy. If your breakup or divorce […]

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Top Tips to Help You Save For a House Deposit

Buying a house today is a lot more difficult than it used to be. When you discover just how much of a deposit you need to stump up, it’s easy to see why the number of first time buyers has significantly dropped in recent years. The average deposit required is 20%, so you could end […]

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Financial Planning is a reverse mortgage right for me?

If you are over 62 years of age and looking to release equity from your property a reverse mortgage is something worth investigating.  A reverse mortgage is a loan for seniors that free up the equity in a property and converts it to cash.   Once the equity has been freed.  The loan becomes repayable at […]

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Is Property The Best Investment For Your Future?

When it comes to saving for your future, you’re often met with a range of different options, and you don’t always know which is right for you. Yes, you probably have your 401K ready for when you need it. But, that doesn’t have to be your only option. Sometimes, you’ll find that it won’t quite […]

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FHA 101: The Basics of the Best Home Loan on the Market

Shopping for a home is never easy, but it’s not even fun when you don’t have good credit. Poor-credit homebuyers often must face the prospect of acquiring an unexciting home with an unaffordable mortgage — unless you know about Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans. An FHA home loan is the answer to all your bad-credit, […]

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Debt To Income Ratio Limit

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has just released a consultation paper on  debt to income (DTI) ratios and invites public submissions by 18 August 2017. It’s the next macroprudential policy measure under consideration by the RBNZ aimed at managing the housing market.  The first one was the Loan to Value Ratio (LVR) restriction introduced in […]

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How to get on the property ladder without a big deposit

How to get on the property ladder without a big deposit? It’s a question that’s perplexing a great many people these days and increasingly a concern of young people trying to take their first steps on the property ladder. However, there are still a few ways you can get on the property ladder, without a […]

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Unlock The Financial Power Of Your Property

If you own your house, you could potentially be sitting on a gold mine. The problem is that most homeowners are completely unaware of the financial power their home has. Instead, they just see it as a place to live, a roof over their head. In reality, your home could be a lot more than […]

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How to Avoid Falling Behind on your Mortgage

Most people find themselves in unexpected financial situations where they worry they may not be able to make their mortgage payments on time. Perhaps a medical emergency has arisen, you’ve lost your job, or the interest rate on your home loan has increased beyond your means. It’s important to not panic and take the correct […]

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Five Things All First Time Buyers Should Know

We all dream of one day buying our first house and no longer having to answer to a landlord. But what do you know about buying a house? This is going to be the biggest purchase of your life, and you want to avoid any potential pitfalls. Not to mention, you’re hopefully going to be […]

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Mortgage Dangers to Avoid

Mortgages are a complex business, and taking some wrong steps can spell disaster for your finances. Make sure you do your best to avoid these common mortgage dangers! Prolonged debt A lot of people sign up for a mortgage expecting to be in debt for a particular amount of time. But circumstances may change. Perhaps […]

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Crack Down On Money Laundering in Real Estate

For a long time now, the world of real estate has been the perfect vessel for the laundering of money. Criminals and shady figures with something to hide have been using the purchasing of homes and properties as a way to launder money discreetly. Of course, this is not good for law enforcement, and it […]

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